Not so much a rule but a guideline, or starting point ; )
There is a “rule” that says for the best images, your subject should be aligned at the intersections within an unseen frame cut into thirds as in the image below. Centered is a no-no in most cases…dull and what most people shoot!
Bear in mind though, and this is something I do quite a bit, that you can simply pay no attention to composition if time is not on your side knowing that you can crop for effect later on in post processing.
It is better however, to learn to get the shot right at the time of shooting as this not only saves time but it also teaches you better patience, photography skills and self discipline!
So, in a nutshell, don’t just settle for whatever scene appears as you approach a photo worthy subject. Take some time to really look at it and see how you can improve upon the most obvious shot. Take a bunch…
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